Over the past couple of days, we’ve pointed out the problems with Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-GA). After making a pledge to the people of Georgia not to raise their taxes, Chambliss seems willing to do just that.
That fact has led to cries for a primary challenge and speculation of potential challengers, including Reps. Tom Price and Paul Broun, as well as former Georgia Secretary of State Karen Handel. But there is another name that is being pushed — Erick Erickson, editor of RedState.com and a talk show host for Atlanta-based WSB Radio.
My friend Charlie Harper noted at Peach Pundit, Georgia’s most read political blog, that Erickson told his audience last night that he is in “prayerful consideration” of challenging Chambliss as those trying to draft him in the race:
I managed to catch the first hour of Erick Erickson’s show [on Tuesday night]. He led off the show by stating that he has been approached by serious people asking him to consider a primary challenge to Senator Saxby Chambliss. He says he hadn’t really been considering it, but will get with his wife and give it “prayerful consideration.”
I’ve traded a couple of texts with him and would say this isn’t a publicity stunt. Nor has he decided he’s running and is being coy about it. It’s something he needs to think about. So he will.